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Topic Reading-Vol.2947-5/6/2020

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2020/05/06 Topic Reading-Vol.2947-5/6/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Canada bans assault-style weapons after its worst ever mass murder

Nova Scotia [noʊvəˈskoʊʃə] is a small maritime province in eastern Canada with a population of just under one million. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, it usually is a peaceful place where lobsters, wild berries, and Christmas trees are exported more than any other place in the world.

On April 20, a 51-year-old man who disguised as a police officer shot 13 dead and killed nine in house fires during a 12-hour rampage near the province’s capital Halifax. The mass murderer was reported to have used several semi-automatic handguns and two or more semi-automatic rifles, including a military-grade assault weapon. It was enough for Canada to take immediate action to prohibit the trade or use of any military-grade assault weapons. Canada’s brother states Australia and New Zealand had already adopted a similar measure after a mass shooting incident respectively. How many deaths must the US endure before they ban assault weapons? The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blown’ in the wind.

Enjoy reading the article and think why assaulted weapons have been sold to ordinary civilians in the first place.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/01/world/canada-assault-style-weapons-ban-trnd/index.html

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